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French taciturne from Old French from Latin taciturnus from tacitus silent tacit
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French taciturne or Latin taciturnus, from tacitus (“secret, tacit").
At dinner the prince usually spoke to the taciturn Michael Ivanovich more often than to anyone else.
He was without question a reactionary, morose and taciturn, and spent nearly all his time shut up in his palace.
In society Anson seems to have been cold and taciturn.
He talked very little, and seemed all the more mysterious for his taciturn manner.
The fact that his mom likes to talk, and tends to answer for him, magnifies his taciturn nature.
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